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Much Respect 24" Platinum

Today was the best test of this machine since purchase. I did two driveways and sidewalks here in the Chicago area this morning.
Last year this machine was a huge disappointment to me but i hung in there and after discussions with the company and suggestions from this site i now have a useable machine.
The CRITICAL thing with this (probably all for that matter) is that the setup is paramount to proper operation.....also, IMO is replacing the ineffective skids with proper ones.
The company needs to educate their retailers on proper setup and this would eliminate much grief the end users encounter. Big box stores are another issue?
Anyway i went thru 3 foot drifts and compacted EOD ice and snow banks with no effort and zero tracking issues. These machines do require tweaking to operate properly and i feel that these essentials should not fall upon the end users who might not have the ability to do them.
Anyway i'm now a happy camper.
As a side, i'm assuming that the for -sale ads might be offering good deals on some of these machines whose owners were unable to do the tweaks....?
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Thanks for the update Joe!
Yes, I bet 90% of the problems that owners of new snowblowers experience, with all brands, can be traced to incorrect or poor setup..and probably most of that poor setup comes from the Big Box stores...

It's a catch-22 for the manufacturers, because people will naturally blame the machine and the manufacturer, even if it technically isnt their fault..but at the same time the manfacturers are forced to work with the Big Boxes in order to stay in business, because that is where most people shop..I don't have a solution..the Big Boxes will always give worse service, that's just a given..I guess all we can do is continue to encourage people to buy from dealers instead..and help people fix the problemsonce they occur..


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The CRITICAL thing with this (probably all for that matter) is that the setup is paramount to proper operation.....also, IMO is replacing the ineffective skids with proper ones.
The company needs to educate their retailers on proper setup and this would eliminate much grief the end users encounter. Big box stores are another issue?
These machines do require tweaking to operate properly and i feel that these essentials should not fall upon the end users who might not have the ability to do them.
Is there a list of the tweaks that you did so that other can use them as a guide?

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Thanks for the update Joe!
Yes, I bet 90% of the problems that owners of new snowblowers experience, with all brands, can be traced to incorrect or poor setup..and probably most of that poor setup comes from the Big Box stores...

It's a catch-22 for the manufacturers, because people will naturally blame the machine and the manufacturer, even if it technically isnt their fault..but at the same time the manfacturers are forced to work with the Big Boxes in order to stay in business, because that is where most people shop..I don't have a solution..the Big Boxes will always give worse service, that's just a given..I guess all we can do is continue to encourage people to buy from dealers instead..and help people fix the problemsonce they occur..
100% accurate in my opinion.
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